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By Gee19


Sparrowhawk4

Suddenly he spotted me and took off across the fence. I think it was a starling he caught, poor thing, but I was relieved it wasn't my little Hoppity.



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That is an amazing photo Gee.

4 Mar, 2011

 

how on earth did you get so close to it, beautiful photo

4 Mar, 2011

 

Amazing set of photos Gee, hope you are right, and hope hoppity wasnt a blackbird..suspiciously like a blackbird's tail feathers...

4 Mar, 2011

 

I saw Hoppity about an hour later, Tetrarch, although I haven't seen her mate yet. The bird seemed very 'speckled' and I saw several starlings making a getaway before I took the photos. I will just have to wait and see, I suppose.

The sparrowhawk was about 15 feet away, Yorkshire, and I was taking the photos from the kitchen. Must admit, I felt a bit squeamish :(

4 Mar, 2011

 

Wow.....Brilliant photo Gee.......

4 Mar, 2011

 

Yes i thought it was a starling he caught.... its lovely to see a sparrowhawk i had one in the garden a while ago...shame they have to go after the other birds though isnt it...

4 Mar, 2011

 

brilliant pic Gee, well done :o)

4 Mar, 2011

 

Probly a starling then Gee, and they are devils for the water..always having a bath! I saw a sparrowhawk take a dunnock once..I was watching the little hapless bird thru bins and nearly jumped at mile when the hawk appeared in my lenses..shame no camera. But it wouldnt have been as good as this! She really is a beautiful bird..have to watch out for her mate, if there is one around. We have one here.

4 Mar, 2011

 

Fantastic shot Gee....they are an amazing bird.

4 Mar, 2011

 

Brilliant series, Gee. Talk about in the right place at the right time - glad you were able to overcome your squeamishness to take them.

4 Mar, 2011

 

Gee that is a great shot! going to recommend you to David Attenborough;0))

4 Mar, 2011

 

Great photo.

5 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks everyone. I saw Hoppity and her mate Freaky this morning so they are safe, thank goodness. I don't think David Attenborough has anything to worry about, PP, but I do sometimes envy him :)

5 Mar, 2011

 

Amazing picture.....

9 Mar, 2011

amy
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Stunning !

15 Mar, 2011



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